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Re: ARMv4-support in armel/squeeze?

* Loïc Minier (lool@dooz.org) [101221 21:14]:
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > If it breaks, then yes. But what if the rdeps work, but perhaps with
> > limited functionality for the user interface only? (Which means that
> > any packages build-depending on it won't have any limitation.)
> > 
> > I think it would be ok to accept such limitations - but YMMV.
> > 
> > (Changing package names makes it harder for maintainers of such
> > packages then just to say to configure "if there is no readline,
> > build without")
>  I'm not sure it's a good idea to allow building intermediate
>  stages/packages with incomplete functionality with the same name as the
>  fully functional one: they become undistinguishable for e.g. archive
>  management software or end-users.

That's why I suggested to always put Bootstrap: yes within the
packages control file. It still might not be a good idea.


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